Academic Leadership Forum

The Academic Leadership Forum (ALF) is a series of professional development sessions for academic administrators, including Deans, Vice-Deans, Associate and Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, and Directors of centres and institutes. The ALF aligns with McGill’s key priorities and enables ongoing conversation about best practices and institutional management.

There are eight ALF sessions held throughout the academic year.

The Academic Leadership Forum dates and topics for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Date Time & Location Topic
Thursday, September 20

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Welcome Back from the Provost and Update on Strategic Academic Plan
Wednesday, October 17                          

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Road to Retirement: End-of-Career Conversations
Thursday, November 8

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Road to Tenure: Mentoring Junior Colleagues
Thursday, December 6

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Future of Student Life and Learning Reorganization and the Update from the Working Group on Online Programs
Thursday, January 17

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Report of the Working Group on the Principles of Commemoration and Renaming
Thursday, February 14

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Merit Process
Thursday, March 14

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

To be determined.
Thursday, April 11                       

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Bicentennial Planning
Date Time & Location Topic
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Welcome to Academic Year 2017-2018
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Conflicts of Interest
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Endowment Stewardship
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Climate & Sustainability Action Plan
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Faculty Club, Billiard Room

8:00-10:00 a.m.

New Directions for Research and the 21st Century Global University (part 1)
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

New Directions for Research and the 21st Century Global University (part 2)

Thursday, April 26 2018    CANCELLED
Date Topic
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Building on ASAP 2012
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 McGill Master Plan and update on the RVH site
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Working with Academic Staff Experiencing Health or Personal Challenges
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Working with CFI-JELF Applicants

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pressure Points in Recruiting Academic Staff

Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Workplace

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Academic Leaders' Responsibilities in Responding to Campus Sexual Violence